The operator of Terminal B at Tin Island Port, Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT) will face the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in the opening match of the 2016 Maritime Cup Competition scheduled to kick off on Tuesday at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
TICT, which was founded in 2006, is mQaking its debut in the Maritime Cup competition this year.
Defending champions, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and the Nigerian Navy who won the maiden edition of the competition in 2009 are drawn alongside NPA and TICT in Group A.
Three times champions, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), 2014 champions, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) and 2010 champions, Micura Stevedoring Services Limited are all drawn in Group B.
Coordinator of the 2016 Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition, Eucharia Udoka said during the draws of the competition that officiating of all matches would be handled FIFA-badge referees attached to the Lagos State Referees Council.
According to her, eight teams will be participating in the competition this year.
Udoaka said the annual competition is organised by Ships & Ports to rekindle friendship and camaraderie among maritime industry stakeholders.
The competition will run from 7th to 18th June.